Exploring The Fundamentals of Supported Decision Making
Supported Decision Making is an increasingly prominent option for strengthening the self determination and rights of various vulnerable groups including persons with disabilities, the elderly, persons with mental health needs, and others. During this August 2019 member-only webinar, Michael J. Kendrick PhD, Director of Supported Decision Making Initiatives at the Center for Public Representation, explained what Supported Decision Making is and highlighted many of the diverse applications and impacts it can have for the lives of the people engaged in its practice.
Self-Direction and Competitive Integrated Employment
In December 2019, we held a member-only webinar, Self-Direction and Competitive Integrated Employment. During this webinar, attendees heard from a self-directing individual and his job coach who supports him at his job in the community. Alison Barkoff from the Center for Public Representation and Rie Kennedy-Lizotte from the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS) were also on the webinar to share current policy and advocacy efforts.
Successfully Starting a Veteran-Directed Program: What Research Can Tell Us
In January 2020, we held a member-only webinar, Successfully Starting a Veteran-Directed Program: What Research Can Tell Us. During this webinar, Nina Sperber, PhD, Health Science Research Specialist at the Durham VA Health Services Research & Development Service, shared how research methods reveal factors that make a difference for successfully starting Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) in different settings. Looking at VDC programs that started between 2017 and 2018, this webinar showed evidence for what matters for the implementation of VDC by VA and Aging and Disability Network partners.